Greater Austin Home Safety Repair for Seniors, Veterans, and Adults with Disabilities
Home Repair and Architectural Barrier Removal is for low income homeowner clients who face serious structural issues with their homes resulting in a decline in health and safety.
Through our Home Repair program, we provide major home safety repairs and accessibility modifications for eligible seniors. Our home repair model is holistic home repair rather than a patch job. That’s because the home repair program started as a result of our core mission to enable our clients to age in place. One can’t age in place when their home has barriers that make it impossible to live there. This program is currently serving the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, Blanco and Fayette.
I had been in and out of the hospital every week before the repairs. Now, I have central air. I’m breathing better, and I haven’t been back in the hospital once. It has made things a lot easier.
Home Repair Program client
Our Handy Wheels program provides minor, safety-related home repairs and improvements for seniors and adults with disabilities. This program serves those who are currently receiving meals through our Meals on Wheels program.
Safety-related small home repairs make a big difference in the lives of those we serve. It improves the sense of security for our homebound clients and is an essential component to helping people remain independent in their homes.
We do our part to encourage safety in clients' home by installing such items as:
- safety modifications for toilets and showers
- doorbell and doorknob installation
- light plate and lightbulb installation
- reflective address numbers
- carbon monoxide detectors
- various specifically requested items
Note: We are unable to accomodate requests for electrical or plumbing repairs.
Questions? Contact Angelic Salinas, Handy Wheels Coordinator, at 512-628-8171.
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assitance. The Fund for Veterans' Assitance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.TVC.Texas.gov.
Our Home Repair program is also funded by the following partners: